Matjaz Kuntner

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint A molecular phylogeny of nephilid spiders: evolutionary history of a model lineage
    Matjaz Kuntner
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA College of Life Sciences, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, Hubei, China Electronic address
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 69:961-79. 2013
  2. pmc Mating plugs in polyandrous giants: which sex produces them, when, how and why?
    Matjaz Kuntner
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    PLoS ONE 7:e40939. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Biogeography and diversification of hermit spiders on Indian Ocean islands (Nephilidae: Nephilengys)
    Matjaz Kuntner
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Novi trg 2, P O Box 306, SI 1001 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 59:477-88. 2011
  4. pmc Phylogeography of a successful aerial disperser: the golden orb spider Nephila on Indian Ocean islands
    Matjaz Kuntner
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    BMC Evol Biol 11:119. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Mass predicts web asymmetry in Nephila spiders
    Matjaz Kuntner
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Novi trg 2, P O Box 306, SI 1001 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Naturwissenschaften 97:1097-105. 2010
  6. pmc Discovery of the largest orbweaving spider species: the evolution of gigantism in Nephila
    Matjaz Kuntner
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    PLoS ONE 4:e7516. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Are the linnean and phylogenetic nomenclatural systems combinable? Recommendations for biological nomenclature
    Matjaz Kuntner
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Syst Biol 55:774-84. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Undersampling bias: the null hypothesis for singleton species in tropical arthropod surveys
    Jonathan A Coddington
    Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, NHB 105, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013 7012, USA
    J Anim Ecol 78:573-84. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Optimal foraging, not biogenetic law, predicts spider orb web allometry
    Matjaz Gregoric
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Naturwissenschaften 100:263-8. 2013
  10. pmc How did the spider cross the river? Behavioral adaptations for river-bridging webs in Caerostris darwini (Araneae: Araneidae)
    Matjaz Gregoric
    Scientific Research Centre, Institute of Biology, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    PLoS ONE 6:e26847. 2011

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  1. doi request reprint A molecular phylogeny of nephilid spiders: evolutionary history of a model lineage
    Matjaz Kuntner
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA College of Life Sciences, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, Hubei, China Electronic address
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 69:961-79. 2013
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  2. pmc Mating plugs in polyandrous giants: which sex produces them, when, how and why?
    Matjaz Kuntner
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    PLoS ONE 7:e40939. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Biogeography and diversification of hermit spiders on Indian Ocean islands (Nephilidae: Nephilengys)
    Matjaz Kuntner
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Novi trg 2, P O Box 306, SI 1001 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 59:477-88. 2011
    ..Unlike their synanthropic congeners, N. borbonica and N. dodo are confined to pristine island forests and their discovery calls for evaluation of their conservation status...
  4. pmc Phylogeography of a successful aerial disperser: the golden orb spider Nephila on Indian Ocean islands
    Matjaz Kuntner
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    BMC Evol Biol 11:119. 2011
    ..We employed Bayesian and parsimony methods to reconstruct phylogenies and haplotype networks, respectively, and calculated genetic distances, fixation indices, and estimated clade ages under a relaxed clock model...
  5. doi request reprint Mass predicts web asymmetry in Nephila spiders
    Matjaz Kuntner
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Novi trg 2, P O Box 306, SI 1001 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Naturwissenschaften 97:1097-105. 2010
    ..Recent literature finds little support for alternative explanations of ontogenetic orb web allometry such as the size limitation hypothesis and the biogenetic law...
  6. pmc Discovery of the largest orbweaving spider species: the evolution of gigantism in Nephila
    Matjaz Kuntner
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    PLoS ONE 4:e7516. 2009
    ..Here, we report on the discovery of a new, giant Nephila species from Africa and Madagascar, and review size evolution and SSD in Nephilidae...
  7. ncbi request reprint Are the linnean and phylogenetic nomenclatural systems combinable? Recommendations for biological nomenclature
    Matjaz Kuntner
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Syst Biol 55:774-84. 2006
    ..5) In contrast, species monophyly should not be required, because theory predicts that many species are not monophyletic. (6) It should be stressed that equal ranks do not imply comparable evolutionary histories...
  8. doi request reprint Undersampling bias: the null hypothesis for singleton species in tropical arthropod surveys
    Jonathan A Coddington
    Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, NHB 105, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013 7012, USA
    J Anim Ecol 78:573-84. 2009
    ..7. The lognormal distribution deserves greater consideration as a richness estimator when undersampling bias is severe...
  9. doi request reprint Optimal foraging, not biogenetic law, predicts spider orb web allometry
    Matjaz Gregoric
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Naturwissenschaften 100:263-8. 2013
    ..venusta become more asymmetrical in contrast to tilted and horizontal webs. Biogenetic law thus cannot explain L. venusta web allometry, but our results instead support optimization of foraging area in response to spider size...
  10. pmc How did the spider cross the river? Behavioral adaptations for river-bridging webs in Caerostris darwini (Araneae: Araneidae)
    Matjaz Gregoric
    Scientific Research Centre, Institute of Biology, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    PLoS ONE 6:e26847. 2011
    ..Here, we examine C. darwini web building behaviors to establish how bridge lines are formed over water. We also test the prediction that this spider's unique web ecology and architecture coevolved with new web building behaviors...
  11. doi request reprint Intersexual arms race? Genital coevolution in nephilid spiders (Araneae, Nephilidae)
    Matjaz Kuntner
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Novi trg 2, P O Box 306, SI 1001 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Evolution 63:1451-63. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Taxonomy in a changing world: seeking solutions for a science in crisis
    Ingi Agnarsson
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 2370 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Syst Biol 56:531-9. 2007
  13. pmc Bioprospecting finds the toughest biological material: extraordinary silk from a giant riverine orb spider
    Ingi Agnarsson
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    PLoS ONE 5:e11234. 2010
    ..Are we limited to 'blindly fishing' in efforts to discover extraordinary silks? Or, could scientists use ecology to predict which species are likely to spin silks exhibiting exceptional performance properties?..
  14. doi request reprint Dogs, cats, and kin: a molecular species-level phylogeny of Carnivora
    Ingi Agnarsson
    Biology Department, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, San Juan, PR 00931, Puerto Rico
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 54:726-45. 2010
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  15. pmc A GIS model predicting potential distributions of a lineage: a test case on hermit spiders (Nephilidae: Nephilengys)
    Magdalena Năpăruş
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    PLoS ONE 7:e30047. 2012
    ..Here, we model Nephilengys global habitat suitability based on known localities and four ecological parameters...
  16. doi request reprint Eunuchs as better fighters?
    Simona Kralj-Fiser
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Naturwissenschaften 99:95-101. 2012
    ..This study thus questions the generality of overt aggressiveness in mated males with no reproductive value, and highlights the importance of understanding the natural history of species in the question...
  17. doi request reprint A multi-clade test supports the intermediate dispersal model of biogeography
    Ingi Agnarsson
    Department of Biology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D C, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e86780. 2014
    ..Here, we restate and test the intermediate dispersal model (IDM) predicting peak diversity in clades of relatively intermediate dispersers...
  18. ncbi request reprint On the validity of the Japanese spider genus Metimorpha (Araneae, Araneidae)
    Matjaz Kuntner
    Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Novi trg 2, PO Box 306, SI 1001 Ljublana, Slovenia
    Zoolog Sci 22:1277-8. 2005
    ..The genus is not a tetragnathid as currently catalogued, nor a nephilid as tentatively suggested in the original description. Metimorpha is transferred to Araneidae, but the name is proposed as a nomen dubium...